It's almost a given that Ubaldo Jimenez will be the Rockies' representative on the NL All-Star roster, which is announced later today. Troy Renck of the Denver Post asks how many other Rockies will make it in. He believes Miguel Olivo, Carlos Gonzalez, and Troy Tulowitzki each have a shot at making the final roster. Let's have a quick breakdown on their chances of making the roster.â†µ
- Miguel Olivo, C - Has a .905 OPS, five triples, 11 homers; .308 batting average; 1.100 OPS at home, .662 OPS on the road; has been a good defensive catcher.
- Carlos Gonzalez, OF - .297/.325/.498, 14 homers, 51 RBI. As Renck points out, he will have stiff competition because of the number of players at the position. â†µ
- Troy Tulowitzki, SS - Tulowitzki may have had an easier time getting in had his wrist not broken in June. He's the current leader for the Rockies and is still looking for his first All-Star appearance. Even if the players voted him in, he will not play. Either way, he had a strong first half (.306/.375/.502, nine home runs), â†µ
Both Olivo and Carlos Gonzalez have a wide disparity between their home and road splits, which leads to the "Coors Field effect" argument. Find out who makes the All-Star team later today.